President Donald Trump who yesterday tested positive for the coronavirus was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday evening after advise from his doctors.
According to the New York Times, the president was expected to undergo tests there.
Multiple outlets also reported that Trump had a low-grade fever on Friday.
Trump in a video recorded moments before he left the White House on Friday evening, thanked “everybody for the tremendous support.”
“I’m going to Walter Reed hospital. I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out,” he said in the video — his first tweet since he announced his diagnosis in the early hours of Friday morning.
The president added that first lady Melania Trump, who was also diagnosed with the coronavirus, is “doing very well.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany earlier Friday in a statement, had said that Trump was “in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day.”
“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days,” she added.
On Friday afternoon, Dr. Sean Conley, the president’s personal physician, said in a memo that Trump ‘is fatigued but in good spirits.’
In a statement seen by the Kenyan Herald, Trump had been given “polyclonal antibodies,” an experimental virus treatment, and has taken famotidine (an antacid), melatonin, zinc, vitamin D and aspirin.
First lady Melania Trump had a “mild cough and headache,” per Conley, and the rest of Trump’s family tested negative for the virus on Friday.
With the Trump Campaign thrown into a state of frenzy and confusion, they announced that: “all previously announced campaign events involving the President’s participation are in the process of being moved to virtual events or are being temporarily postponed.”
Trump is 74 and considered obese, and therefore faces an increased risk of severe illness from the coronavirus.
Other people who have been around Trump in recent days have tested positive for the virus: Former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, current White House Adviser Hope Hicks and two high ranking Republican Senators Mike Lee and Thom Tillis who were all at the White House Rose Garden on Sept. 26 for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.